Postdoctoral Fellows

Linda Bean, Ph.D.

Dr. Bean obtained her Ph.D. from University of Florida. Her primary mentor is Tom Foster, Ph.D.

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Cara Croft, Ph.D.

Dr. Croft obtained her Ph.D. from Kings College in London. Her primary mentor is Todd Golde, M.D., Ph.D.

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Matt Hamm, Ph.D.

Dr. Hamm obtained his Ph.D. from University of Florida. His primary mentor is Joe Abisambra, Ph.D.

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Mojdeh Faraji, Ph.D.

Dr. Faraji obtained her Ph.D. from Georgia Tech University. Her primary mentors are Jen Bizon, Ph.D. & Barry Setlow, Ph.D.

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Carly Logan, Ph.D.

Dr. Logan obtained her Ph.D. from University of Florida. Her primary mentor is Sara Burke, Ph.D.

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Puja Sinha, Ph.D.

Dr. Sinha received her Ph.D. from MNNIT Allahabad, UP, India. Her primary mentor is Tom Foster, Ph.D.

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Brittany Yegla, Ph.D.

Dr. Yegla earned her Ph.D at Temple University. Her primary mentor is Tom Foster, Ph.D.

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Rebecca Wallings, Ph.D.

Dr. Wallings obtained her Ph.D. from Oxford University. Her primary mentor is Malu Tansey, Ph.D.

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Sarah Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Johnson completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the primary mentorship on Dr. Sara Burke from 2015-2020. During her time at UF, Dr. Johnson successfully competed for a K99/R00 focused on determining the role of declining novelty signals in memory dysfunction associated with aging.

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assistant professor, university of South Carolina medical school

Joe McQuail, Ph.D.

Dr. McQuail received his Ph.D. from Wake Forest University. He then completed his postdoctoral training at UF with Dr. Jen Bizon , funded by an F32 postdoctoral fellowship. After being promoted to an assistant research professor at UF (2019-2020), he received a K01 to investigate the role of stress associated epigenetic mechanisms in age-related memory decline.

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Assistant professor, UNiversity of texas austin

Caitlin Orsini, Ph.D.

Dr. Orsini received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship under the primary mentorship of Drs. Barry Setlow and Jen Bizon from 2013-2020. During her time at UF, she successfully competed for a K99/R00 focused on using ontogenetic approaches to determine how circuits associated with the basolateral amygdala impact risk taking and contribute to substance use disorders.

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